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    Sub-tenant agreement

    Hi

    I am currently renting a double room in a 3 bed house. The rental agreement for the whole house is in the name of the couple.

    They asked me to sign an agreement which is one page long - basically it reads like the front page of a typical tenancy agreement.

    They have stated themselves as the landlord and myself as tenant.

    My question is whether or not this agreement they want me to sign is evenlegally valid, as they not the landlord of the property, they are the tenant so therefore I am a sub tenant and they are a sublessor. Should the contract not state that that they are subletting to me rather than saying they are letting a room to me.

    On top of that I don't believe they have written permission from the landlord that they can do this - does this also automatically void the agreement they want me to sign?

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